Accessibility and inclusion: Accessibility with documents

Web accessibility has always been a requirement for UMaine websites, and has been a regular feature in our monthly newsletter. Ensuring your content is accessible is part of an inclusive communication strategy.

This month, we call attention to resources and trainings available through the Maine Department of Education’s Maine CITE Program. A main focus of their mission is to help Maine citizens with disabilities increase access to and acquisition of assistive technologies to participate in education.

Here are two examples of webinar training content available through this organization:

Webinar: Creating Accessible Content

May 4, 2022, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
This training walks participants through the steps of creating accessible content in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Many of these tools and techniques carry over to other platforms, such as Google Docs. If you are creating PDFs of your content to publish on the UMaine and UMaine Machias websites, that content must be made accessible, and this webinar can help guide you abide by this requirement.

Register for the May 4 Maine CITE webinar, “Creating Accessible Content” (external site)

Webinar recording: Accessible Digital Documents – Introduction

Recorded from August 30, 2019
This presentation discusses the issues and methods related to the creation of accessible digital documents, and covers the creation of PDF documents from Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

Watch the recorded Maine CITE webinar, “Accessible Digital Documents” (external site)